Quick: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear
“formal shoes”? Super strappy, rhinestones overkill and barely wearable more
than once, right? Sure, prom pumps are pretty. But it’s a bummer to banish them
to the closet forever after your big night. No shoe deserves that. That’s why we
rounded up the hottest heels that you can wear outside the dance floor.
Buff it up
For shoes with serious mileage, get nude pumps. They go with
everything in your closet. Yup, even black.
Plus, they add insta-inches, giving the illusion your legs are waaay longer.
Michael Antonio Love Me – Nude Patent, $49, dsw.com
The saturated color makes it easy to colorblock with your
spring fling frock. But best of all, the suede steps away from the
stereotypical satin shoes cluttering the ballroom floor.
Glamour Galore Heel, $40, modcloth.com
Of course flats at formals totes work—especially when
they’re reflective and rainbow-fied like these beauts. And with kicks these
cool, you’ll find puh-lenty of excuses to wear ‘em again. Promise!
Hologram Ballet Flats, $17, forever21.com
Speck of sparkle
OK, so we know that super sparkly screams prom. But
a closed-toed pair hints less formal affairs. Think: Your crush’s b-day bash to
your aunt’s festive fête.
Nadine Glitter Heel – Multi, $40, delias.com
Make waves with
Stilettos aren’t the only way to pump up your height. Bonus:
You’ll actually be able to shake it with
your heels on. No stomped on toes for this dancing queen!
BY KARMEN FOX ON 3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN fashion, cheap, trend, spring, shoes, formal fash faves, In the mag, April/May 2013, dance